Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by azcowgirl, Dec 8, 2007.
Again Im sorry you dont see your own negativity.
Erm, not sure if you mean me or the other person, but you can't mean me I guess. I didn't question the love she got. Either way though, I don't think the person who mentioned it meant to say she didn't. It seemed like more of a "everyone has their own reasons for getting a puppy at their specific time" statement to me.
I think the original topic was more of an introduction and for us to say how cute the pup was. I don't think she's asked for our help yet, not specifically.
Hi. Cute puppy. He looks black to me, though, not blue. Not trying to nitpick, though. It just means he has strong pigment, which is a good thing.
One thing I want to suggest is to pick up as many training books as you can. You will very likely have to teach this puppy bite inhibition, which he should have learned from being with the litter. You will have to step in and play the role of the littermates and mother. Otherwise, he will never learn appropriate interactions.
You will also want to start socializing him intensively soon. Has he had any of his puppy shots? If not, don't put him down on the ground in public places. Not at the vet's office, or the park. Pit Bulls are very susceptible to Parvo. Hopefully your vet will be able to give you further advice on how to avoid it, but also not miss the critical socialization window. These dogs are very strong and driven, so training and acclimation must begin early. Also keep an eye out for any human aggression as he gets older, and discourage it strongly. (If his breeder is irresponsible enough to let pups go at that age, I would have concerns about how much thought went into the breeding.)
If there's anything I can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask. It sounds like you love that little grunter, so I wish you luck with him.
And I don't think the OP asked to be put on a couch and be told what any of us deem her life to turn out like either.
Fact is. The puppy has a home and it is with the OP. Now would be the time to rise above whatever issues we may have and help the OP with a four week old pup- because she is surely going to need it.
Thanks to those that have offered advice and, AZ, do what Renee said.
You where the one that claimed the original topic was advice for her, when it wasn't originally the topic. I didn't claim the original topic was to put her on a couch, and I never told her what I "deem her life to turn out like" either.
I don't think it's the issues we have to rise over. And you're right. She is going to need help. And the pup will DEF. needhelp. :
well thanks everyone that gave me advice. and everyone. i know my life was messed up before but now im living on my own. i have a great job. my puppy has a vet check on wednesday to start his shots. i have a nice land lord ( one of my aunts ) and no im not emancipated. i pretty much live in a house that my aunt is renting out. so as we say im living with my aunt. if my boyfriend and i break up my puppy stays with me. and my puppy is well cared for. i didnt have no control over my other dogs because i was living under my moms and dads roof at the time. but now i can prove to all of you that i am responsible. so please i would like advice and not any negative things..
Glad you came back in and yes , we'll give you any help if we can . Let us know how the vets goes !
dont worry ill let you all know how it goes.
That's the spirit!
I agree with BP, GREAT that you are still here!
The pup is definitely a cutie, and we WILL love seeing and hearing all about him..........and also offering ANY help that we can in the future
I just wanted to wish you the best of luck with your new puppy
Cowgirl, i'm glad you're still here and i hope everything gets better/stays better for you, and this puppy is a friend through all of it.
but, from the situation, it sounds like this puppy will need a LOT of socialization and training to make him a liveable companion. pit bulls get a bad rap to begin with, they do not need anyone else irresponsible (not saying you're irresponsible, just saying) messing things up for them and the humans who care about them.
He is adorable! Good luck
** gets on soap box**
ok, so i have read everything posted here thus far, and although i do not know the OP personally, i do know where she is coming from and in this day and age it happens all the time young girl goes out the make an adventure gets tied up in life and winds living it...
well, not that i am into the drama thing but as far as relationships, i met my hubby 6 years ago, he moved in within 2 DAYS after we met, we then, over time aquired 4 turtles, 2 puppies, 4 goldfish, bettas and so forth.. and yes we struggle, that is life, but, to sit here and rant and rave about "she is doing this right or wrong" or " she is not ready for all this" an such... well, that is just plain rude!!! and we all need to look at how we treat others on here, people come here for advise on DOGS/ puppies and such, not for personal advise...
**gets down off soap box**
BTW good luck with your puppy, smoky will make it with tender loving care from someone who,like herself, will be facing the world, good luck and i am here if you need someone to talk too..
as far as puppy care, go to a local humane society or adopt a pet and get as much info as you need.. some things you will need ( if you have not already gotten ) is an alarm clock and tons of blankets and such.
good luck, you will both make it.
Do you have any local training clubs, or perhaps a humane society that offers puppy "kindergarten" classes? If you're not sure how to go about socializing & training the little guy, that might be a good place to start. Remember, bite inhibition is going to be a big thing with a pup removed from his litter early. There are also articles that may be useful to you at APBT.info
DAW!! He's so cute! Good luck with him! And congrats for doing the right thing
what a cutie
be sure to keep us updated and take a TON of pics
just a note from my POV: not being ready and not being able to do it are two different things in my eyes.